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Venice Film Festival Announces Stacked Full Lineup

Adam Driver in White Noise. Photo: Venice Film Festival

The 2022 Venice Film Festival has announced its full lineup on July 26, including new work from Darren Aronofsky (The Whale), Andrew Dominik (Blonde), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Bardo), Luca Guadagnino (Bones and All, with a cannibal turn from Timothée Chalamet), Joanna Hogg (The Eternal Daughter), Jafar Panahi (No Bears), and Florian Zeller (The Son). That is to say, this year’s festivities are positively stacked. Adding to the already stuffed affair is Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling starring Harry Styles, Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener, and a posthumous release from Kim Ki-duk (Call of God), which are playing out of competition.

Venice also gave us our Greta Gerwig crumbs of the day. Note: This is not Barbie-related. On July 25, the festival announced that Noah Baumbach’s black comedy White Noise — starring Gerwig and Adam Driver in their first pairing since Frances Ha will open the festivities. Adapted from the 1985 Don DeLillo novel of the same name, the story follows a liberal-arts professor (Driver) who teaches Hitler-studies courses and lives with his fourth wife (Gerwig). Together, they face the threat of an “airborne toxic event” that puts their lives in danger. Jodie Turner-Smith, Don Cheadle, André 3000, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, and Lars Eidinger round out the cast. White Noise will make its world premiere in competition at the fest on August 31, the first Netflix original film to open Venice. The festival runs from August 31 through September 10. See the full Venice Film Festival Lineup below.

Il Signore Delle Formiche, dir. Gianni Amelio
The Whale, dir. Darren Aronofsky
L’Imensita, dir. Emanuel Crialese
Saint Omer, dir. Alice Diop
Blonde, dir. Andrew Dominik
Tár, dir. Todd Field
Love Life, dir. Koji Fukada
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Athena, dir. Romain Gavras
Bones and All, dir. Luca Guadagnino
The Eternal Daughter, dir. Joanna Hogg
Beyond the Wall, dir. Vahid Jalilvand
The Banshees of Inisherin, dir. Martin McDonagh
Argentina 1985, dir. Santiago Mitre
Chiara, dir. Susanna Nicchiarelli
Monica, dir. Andrea Pallaoro
No Bears, dir. Jafar Panahi
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, dir. Laura Poitras
A Couple, dir. Frederick Wiseman
The Son, dir. Florian Zeller
Our Ties, dir. Roschdy Zem
Other People’s Children, dir. Rebecca Zlotowski

Out of Competition — Fiction
The Hanging Sun, dir. Francesco Carrozzini
When the Waves Are Gone, dir. Lav Diaz
Living, dir. Oliver Hermanus
Dead for a Dollar, dir. Walter Hill
Call of God, dir. Kim Ki-duk
Dreamin’ Wild, dir. Bill Pohlad
Master Gardener, dir. Paul Schrader
Drought, dir. Paolo Virzi
Pearl, dir. Ti West
Don’t Worry Darling, dir. Olivia Wilde

Out of Competition — Nonfiction 
Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, dir. Evgeny Afineevsky
The Matchmaker, dir. Benedetta Argentieri
Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanita, dirs, Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo
A Compassionate Spy, dir. Steve James
Music for Black Pigeons, dirs, Jorgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed
The Kiev Trial, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
In Viaggio, dir. Gianfranco Rosi
Bobi Wine Ghetto President, dirs, Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo
Nuclear, dir. Oliver Stone

Out of Competition — TV Series
The Kingdom Exodus, dir. Lars von Trier
Copenhagen Cowboys, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Princess, dir. Roberto De Paolis
On the Fringe, dir. Juan Diego Botto
Victim, dir. Michal Blasko
Trenque Lauquen I, dir. Laura Citarella
Trenque Lauquen II, dir. Laura Citarella
Vera, dirs, Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Blanquita, dir. Fernando Guzzoni
Pour La France, dir. Rachid Hami
A Man, dir. Kei Ishikawa
Bread And Salt, dir. Damian Kocur
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, dir. Antonio Lukich
Ti Mangio Il Cuore, dir. Pippo Mezzapesa
To the North, dir. Mihai Mincan
Autobiography, dir. Makbul Mubarak
La Syndicaliste, dir. Jean-Paul Salomé
World War III, dir. Houman Seyedi
The Happiest Man in the World, dir. Teona Strugar Mitevska
The Bride, dir. Sergio Tréfaut

Horizons Extra
Origin of Evil, dir. Sebastien Mariner
Hanging Gardens, dir. Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
Amanda, dir. Carolina Cavalli
Zapatos Rojos, dir. Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
Nezhou, dir. Soudade Kaadan
Notte Fantasma, dir. Fulvio Risuleo
Without Her, dir. Arian Vazirdaftari
Valeria Is Getting Married, dir. Michael Vinik
Goliath, dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Short Films
Maid, dir. Lucretia Martel
Look at Me, dir. Sally Potter

Venice Film Festival Announces Stacked Full Lineup